Aviation Engineering News

The aviation industry is built on a backbone of large-scale engineering, from 400-seater VLAs like the Airbus A380 and the Boeing 777x to the complex mechanical operations behind large international airports.

Airlines are facing new challenges surrounding long-haul flights, reduced flight times, safety pressures and environmental impact. Engineering solutions including super-sonic aircraft, wing design and aerodynamics are beginning to shape the future of the industry and define the engineering that it is producing.

Due to the multinational nature of air travel, the aviation industry is often subject to a broad range of international standards and legislations which, in turn, can affect the engineering behind the aircraft. In recent years, the industry has seen ever-increasing pressures to improve its environmental credentials and safety record. All of this whilst trying to reduce costs in line with low-fare airlines and an increasing demand from travellers for cheap flights to a wider range of destinations than ever before.

This page is the only place you need to go to find all the latest aviation engineering news including the latest airliners from the likes of Boeing and Airbus to new jet engines from Rolls Royce and updated systems being deployed in domestic and international airports. We’ll keep you up to date with the introduction of new airliners, the retirement of older models and who’s picking up key contracts to produce replacement global fleets across the commercial aviation industry.  

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Jumbo testing: Boeing's chief 747 pilot on developing the -8

Back in 2017 and long before the COVID-19 pandemic had dealt a cruel blow to the Jumbo, Airliner World spoke to Mark Feuerstein who was then Boeing’s chief pilot, 747 Programs, about his role in the development of the -8 variant. Feuerstein retired from the company in 2021.

Milan Bergamo wins new A321LR long-haul link

A low-cost carrier plans to connect the Italian gateway with narrowbody jets on a 2,883-mile route. Find out more here…

RAF Chinooks return from deployment to Estonia

Two RAF-operated Boeing Chinook HC5/HC6 heavy-lift tactical transport helicopters from No 27 Squadron at RAF Odiham, Hampshire, have returned home following a deployment to Ämari Air Base in Estonia

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Ultra rare dual-liveried 777F in Singapore debut

A Singapore carrier will operate brand-new widebody freighters to the United States with a cool new livery! Find out more on Key.Aero…

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Is the C-17 one of history's most capable airlifters?

Tom Kaminski examines the Boeing C-17A Globemaster III, which has proved to be a very capable airlifter

Emirates bolsters Australian network

Another city ‘Down Under’ is set for the resumption of Airbus A380 services. Read more on Key.Aero to find out which one…

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Qantas Freight to boost A321P2F fleet

Qantas Freight is set to boost its narrowbody fleet of aircraft to meet growing e-commerce demand. Read here on Key.Aero to find out more...

Airbus H125 for X-Plane released

Cowan Simulation has announced the H125 (previously named the AS350 B3e) is now available for X-Plane 11.

Malaysia Airlines to acquire next-gen widebodies

The Malaysian flag carrier plans to add a brand-new widebody type to its fleet. Read here on Key.Aero to find out more...

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Why the A330 is Airbus' most delivered widebody

Mark Broadbent and Mark Ayton detail the popularity of the legacy Airbus A330 family, reflected by a large operator base and continued investments to keep them fresh.

Aviation Engineering Companies

The aviation industry is made up of engineering giants including Boeing, Airbus, Rolls Royce, Gulfstream and Honda. Between them, they produce a wide variety of aircraft from single propeller craft and private jets through to the European short haul favourite, the Airbus A320 and long-haul behemoths like the Boeing 747.

This page will keep you up to date with the latest engineering news from these companies including ongoing projects, testing phases and maiden flights for new models. Be the first to find out which airlines are updating their fleets with the latest models and which manufacturer has secured the production contract.

To find out more on commercial aviation news take a look at some of our other related pages including Airport NewsAirport Technology and Commercial Aviation News.

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